Prep Baseball Report

Houston Fall ID: Data Dive


PBR Texas Staff
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - On 10/22, we made our way to Rice University for the Houston Fall ID. The day consisted of players running the 60, throwing from defensive positions, then taking BP. Both days were capped off with the pitchers throwing bullpens. Today, we take a closer look at the top metrics with the help from our tech partners.

Position Players

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Tyler Ramos TX TEXAS CITY H S 2026 C 6.66 s
2 Kaleb Steiger TX Home School 2025 SS 6.74 s
3 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS 6.84 s
4 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 6.95 s
5 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 6.98 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 1.64 s
2 Jackson Pullen TX Lumberton 2025 SS 1.71 s
^ Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 1.71 s
3 James “Will” McKinzie TX MONTGOMERY H S 2025 SS 1.74 s
4 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 1.75 s
5 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS 1.76 s


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Gavin Harmse TX Lumberton 2025 C 97.3 mph
2 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 93.5 mph
3 JJ Hawthorne TX Clear Creek 2025 C 93.1 mph
4 Kaleb Steiger TX Home School 2025 SS 92.8 mph
5 James “Will” McKinzie TX MONTGOMERY H S 2025 SS 91.7 mph
6 Michael Odle TX Tomball Memorial 2025 C 90.7 mph
7 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 89.4 mph
8 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP 89.2 mph
9 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 89.0 mph
10 Tyler Ramos TX TEXAS CITY H S 2026 C 88.5 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Gavin Harmse TX Lumberton 2025 C 90.1 mph
2 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 86.9 mph
3 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP 84.4 mph
4 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 80.9 mph
5 James “Will” McKinzie TX MONTGOMERY H S 2025 SS 79.8 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 362 ft
2 Gavin Harmse TX Lumberton 2025 C 350 ft
3 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 336 ft
4 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 329 ft
5 James “Will” McKinzie TX MONTGOMERY H S 2025 SS 316 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Luke Kohler TX KATY H S 2026 OF 66 %
2 Gavin Harmse TX Lumberton 2025 C 62 %
^ Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS 62 %
3 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 60 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 JJ Hawthorne TX Clear Creek 2025 C 24.7 mph
2 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 23.6 mph
3 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 22.8 mph
4 Kaleb Steiger TX Home School 2025 SS 22.5 mph
5 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 21.0 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 72.9 mph
2 Kaleb Steiger TX Home School 2025 SS 71.5 mph
3 Gavin Harmse TX Lumberton 2025 C 70.3 mph
4 Ayden Sunday TX Nederland 2025 OF 69.3 mph
5 James “Will” McKinzie TX MONTGOMERY H S 2025 SS 68.7 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Bryce Williams TX Stafford 2024 OF 31.9 g
2 JJ Hawthorne TX Clear Creek 2025 C 26.8 g
3 Kaleb Steiger TX Home School 2025 SS 20.1 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

Pitchers

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kade Dobbs TX Angleton 2025 LHP 84.5 mph
2 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP 83.5 mph
3 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B 78.7 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP 16.9 in
2 Tommy Hetherington TX Episcopal 2026 SS 13.3 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS 14.5
2 Kade Dobbs TX Angleton 2025 LHP -13.0
3 Cody Duke TX Lutheran South Academy 2025 1B -11.8

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP 2233 rpm
2 Kade Dobbs TX Angleton 2025 LHP 2133 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Mark Hicks TX Glenda Dawson 2026 RHP -9.6 in
2 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS -7.9 in
3 Tommy Hetherington TX Episcopal 2026 SS -4.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Michael Odle TX Tomball Memorial 2025 C -12.4
2 Tommy Hetherington TX Episcopal 2026 SS -11.7
3 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS -11.6


CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Michael Odle TX Tomball Memorial 2025 C 11.2
2 Kade Dobbs TX Angleton 2025 LHP -11.0
3 Greyson Billodeau TX Dripping Springs 2026 SS 10.5

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